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This week, Hungary welcomed the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit the country since the collapse of communism in 1989. Prime Minister Victor Orban stood alongside Benjamin Netanyahu as he said that his country's collaboration with Nazi Germany during World War II was a "mistake" and a "sin" as it failed to protect its Jewish community. Correspondent Stefan Bos has more about the visit.
Immigration remains a major issue in Hungary and it's spilled over into some new poster campaigns. Viktor Orban's government has been hitting out at the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros who supports various human rights groups. Critics say the campaign could encourage anti-semitism, since Soros is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Our correspondent Stefan Bos told Emma Wallis more.
There are more than 130 Jewish settlements in the West Bank alone. Most of the international community, say the Israeli settlements are illegal. But the Israelis living in settlements dont believe they are on occupied territory. Rotem and Efrat live in the settlement Lechem. (Report: Thorsten Teichmann)